George Markowsky, the President of Trefoil Corp., founded Trefoil in 1994 as a research and software development firm. He was also the President of MeSDA (Maine Software Developers Association) for six terms and was instrumental in building MeSDA's membership to over 100 companies.
George is currently a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Computing and Information Science at the University of Maine. In 1983, he became the founding Chair of the Dept. of Computer Science. George later developed the Ph.D. degree program, and he has been a key figure in designing both the undergraduate and graduate curricula and in recruiting new faculty members. For two years, George simultaneously served as Chair of the Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics and as Chair of the Dept. of Computer Science. At the University of Maine, George has had a Crisis Management/Homeland Security Lab since 1999, and he is currently a Cooperating Professor in the University of Maine School of Policy and International Affairs (SPIA). George has long been an active researcher and promoter of research: in 2005, George, along with four other faculty members collectively known as the “Faculty Five”, was a co-winner of UMaine's first Harris Award for significantly boosting state support for research at the University of Maine.
Before moving to Maine, George worked for 10 years at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. There he pursued work in the foundations of computer science and performed research in various theoretical and practical subjects, including three-dimensional computer aided design, speech recognition, and devices for the disabled.
George holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Mathematics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Mathematics from Columbia University.
Linda Markowsky, the Vice President of Trefoil Corp., joined Trefoil in 2001 as a Linux system and security administrator. While working for Trefoil, she simultaneously completed her graduate studies at the University of Maine, where she did research focusing on cybersecurity and fuzzy logic. She is also the author of the Octave Fuzzy Logic Toolkit, a free and open-source MATLAB-like toolkit for implementing fuzzy inference systems in Octave.
Linda holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Maine.